Board member, chief development officer join Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation

Daniel Muus was named the first-ever chief development officer for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation in Medora, and Kjersti Armstrong was named a board member.

Theodore Roosevelt library sketch.jfif
Oslo-based architecture firm Snøhetta sees the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library as a simple complement to the rugged North Dakota Badlands. The library will be built in Medora near the gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and is slated to open in 2026.
Sketch courtesy of Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation
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MEDORA, N.D. — The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation has added Kjersti Armstrong to its board of trustees and Daniel Muus as its first chief development officer.

Armstrong is the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Bluestem Brands, an e-commerce collective headquartered in Minneapolis that oversees five retail brands. She also serves on the board of managers.

A Norwegian immigrant, Armstrong recently became a U.S. citizen. She is a graduate of the University of Oslo, where she received a masters of law degree, and the University of North Dakota, where she earned a juris doctorate. At UND, she met her future husband, Kelly, who represents North Dakota in Congress.

"I grew up where Snøhetta is founded," Armstrong said, referring to the architectural firm that designed the library, slated to open in 2026. "I am honored that I an work alongside an architect from my native home in Norway to design a world-class cultural institution for my adopted home in North Dakota."

Armstrong serves or has served on the board of Prairie Public Broadcasting, the Innovation Technology Loan Fund, Bully Pulpit Inc. and board of directors of the North Dakota Petroleum Council.


Muus worked for 14 years at the University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation, where his most recent position was vice president of philanthropy. He previously served UND as director of development for the College of Engineering and Mines.

He worked alongside Linda Pankratz, chairwoman of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation board, and B. John Barry, who were co-chairs of the UND Spirit Campaign, which raised $324 million for UND.

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